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Guys and Dolls

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The Hilliard Arts Council is proud to announce our summer musical for 2017 – Guys and Dolls! Guys and Dolls features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure” – two short stories by Damon Runyon, – and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories – most notably “Pick the Winner”. The premiere on Broadway was in 1950. It ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.   Performance location: Hilliard Memorial Middle School 5600 Scioto Darby Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026 Performance dates: July 14 at 8 pm July 15 at 8 pm July 16 at 3 pm Ticket Information: Don’t wait! Buy tickets online now! Prices: $15 Adults $12 Seniors $5  Students (Grades 12 and under) $10 each for groups of 10 or more Our Cast: Sky Masterson: Jordan Masterson Sarah Brown: McKenzie Leland Nathan Detroit: Jeff Meyers Adelaide: Joyce Patrone Nicely, Nicely: Matthew Phillips Benny Southstreet: Michael Ruehrmund Harry the Horse: Paul...

The Jungle Book: Kids Edition

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Theatre for kids, by kids! The Hilliard Arts Council is gearing up for our special children’s theatre production – The Jungle Book! In this action-packed adaptation of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, precocious Mowgli grows up believing he’s as fierce a wolf as any of the members of his pack. When he discovers he is actually human, he must learn how to reconcile these very different identities and decide whether to remain with the pack, or return to the human world from which he was born. Baloo, a sloth bear, and Bagheera, a black panther, decide to follow Mowgli in his quest and train him in the Law of the Jungle to defeat Shere Khan, the most feared animal throughout the jungle. Shere Khan is the nasty rogue tiger who believes no humans deserve the protection of jungle animals and should be killed. Performances: April 8 at 10 am April 8 at 3 pm April 9 at 3 pm At the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St, Hilliard, OH 43026 Tickets: Adults $15 Students (Grade 12 and under) $5 Seniors $12 For more information: Email The Hilliard Arts...

Hairspray!

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Hairspray is an American musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and “downtown” rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s. The musical’s original Broadway production opened on August 15, 2002. In 2003, it won eight Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical, out of thirteen nominations. It ran for over 2,500 performances and closed on January 4, 2009. Hairspray has also had national tours, a London West End production, and numerous foreign productions and was adapted as a 2007 musical film. The London production was nominated for a record-setting eleven Laurence Olivier Awards, winning for Best New Musical and in three other...

The Boys Next Door

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Update: Thanks to everyone who came out and share this special weekend with us! Just added: watch our promo video for The Boys Next Door now! The Hilliard Arts Council is proud to present the inaugural show of our 2016/2017 season, The Boys Next Door, which coincides with the grand opening of our new building, the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center. The Boys Next Door is a play by Tom Griffin, first produced in the 1988/89 season. The two act play, set in the Boston area, deals with four men with various mental disabilities who live in a group home. It takes place over roughly a two-month period and consists of brief vignettes about their lives. The play provides a humorous commentary on the men’s lives, taking a surprising turn as Barry’s father comes to visit and as Jack (their caretaker) accepts a new job. The play evolved from stories Griffin heard from a friend who was an administrator at group homes similar to the one in “Boys” (“some of the stories were heartbreaking, and some were very funny”) and from his own experiences. Performance information: October 28, 2016    8:00 PM October 29, 2016    8:00 PM October 30, 2016    3:00 PM...